News…at a glance – July 21st


Helping Trócaire to address food crisis in east Africa

The Catholic Church in Ireland has announced that a special collection will be taken up at all Masses in Co. Roscommon and right across the country on the weekend of 22nd/23rd of July to help people caught up in the current food crisis in east Africa.

  Trócaire, the overseas development charity, says that 25 million people in east Africa are facing starvation in the coming months and millions could die unless they receive immediate assistance.

  Severe drought, driven by climate change, is currently affecting Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia and this has resulted in failed harvests and the widespread death of livestock.

  To make a donation or to find out more about Trócaire’s response to the food crisis in east Africa, visit

Roscommon Friends of Breastfeeding

On Saturday, 19th of August, Roscommon Friends of Breastfeeding Mum2Mum Group will be celebrating one year of providing peer breastfeeding support in the local area!

  All mums-to-be, mums and their children are welcome to join us in Hannon’s Hotel at 10.30 am for breastfeeding information, support and a cuppa and cake!

  The group meets on the third Saturday of every month. Contact Julie on 087-7554385 for further information or check out our Facebook page.

Lisnamult Monthly Draw winners

The results of the Lisnamult Monthly Draw for the month of July are as follows – €100 Jacinta Johnson; €100 Bridie Hussey; €50 Jimmy Hoban; €25 Lisa O’Neill; €25 Bridie Beatty; €25 Margaret Gibbons.

Ceilí in the Thatch!

A ceilí will take place in Kilmovee’s Thatch Cottage every Tuesday night for the months of July and August.

  Come and bring your dancing shoes for a mini-ceili with Mildred Beirne in Kilmovee’s Thatch Cottage. It will take place from 8.30 pm-11.30 pm. Admission is €5 and includes refreshments. All ages are welcome.

  Meanwhile, a fun summer film screening for children will take place in the Thatch Cottage, Kilmovee, from 2 pm-4 pm on Thursday, 24th of August. Suitable for ages 5-12 years. Movie, popcorn and drink costs €5. All are welcome.

Annual Mass at Kilteevan Graveyard

The annual Kilteevan Graveyard Mass followed by the blessing of the graves will take place on Saturday, July 22nd at 7.30 pm.

  Mass as usual on Sunday, 23rd at 10 am. The usual collection for the maintenance of the area will also take place.

Annual Tea/Coffee Morning for Hospice

Gail and Friends are holding their ninth annual coffee morning in Glenamaddy Community Centre on Friday, 28th of July from 10 am to 2 pm in aid of Galway Hospice.

  Thanks to Gerry Tully and the FAI, we have two premium international match tickets for the Republic of Ireland v Moldova game (at the Aviva Stadium on 6th of October) up for auction. We are taking bids from now until the 28th of July. It’s open to everyone to enter, text 086-8981013. It’s a brilliant prize for a great cause, so please come and support us. The highest bidder gets the tickets.

  So far we have donated over €25,000 to the different cancer organisations. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Annual Mass at Athleague Holy Well

The annual Mass in Cluain Patrick, Athleague’s Holy well, will be held this Friday at 7 pm. Everyone is most welcome.

  As is customary, the pilgrims who are walking from Dublin to Knock will be in attendance. In the event of rain, Mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Church.

St Coman’s Cemetery Mass – change of date

Due to Roscommon playing in the All-Ireland Senior Football Quarter-Final, the Annual Cemetery Mass in St. Coman’s Cemetery, Roscommon which was due to take place on Sunday, 30th of July at 4 pm, is now changed to 4 pm on Saturday, 29th of July. Please note change of day.

Roscommon SPCA  Church Gate Collections

This week’s church gate collections for Roscommon SPCA will take place on Saturday, 22nd and Sunday 23rd of July. Your support is greatly appreciated.